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Digital Image Information

The Interactive Media Center has created the following materials, tutorials, and classes to help those interested in using, creating or editing images.

Many of our downloadable documents are presented in both Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.


Free Workshops

The IMC offers a wide range of classes, including many on images and image editing. To see a complete list of those classes visit our class list and sign-up page.


Royalty Free Photos from the US Government - List of government Web sites that feature a wide range of images available for download. Include the link to the official US Government portal.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Tips to Better Digital Photos - 11 important tips that will help you get the most out of your digital cameras.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Preparing to print-especially for UniPrint - Prepare your Photoshop document for printing. Especially important for those intending to print on the University UniPrint system.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

On the Mac: Using "Preview" to Resize Multiple Image Files for the Web - Discover how to use the Preview feature on the Macintosh to resize several image files at once.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

How to Prepare Images for Print when Captured from the Web Using Adobe Photoshop - Discover how to use Photoshop to prepare for printing images that you have captured from a Web site.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Photoshop CS6: Basic Tips & Tricks - Essential information on tools, file formats, pallets, and getting started with Adobe Photoshop CS6.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Convert a Color Photograph to Black and White with Photoshop CS6 - Simple steps to convert a color photo to black and white. Adjust the photograph for subtle changes. Enhanced artistic value and quality.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Using the Healing Tool and Patch Tool to Restore Photos with Photoshop CS6 - This is the handout that is used in our popular class by the same name. Follow the steps and repair damaged photos.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

The Photoshop Tool Bar C6 - Learn all about the tool bar in Adobe's Photoshop. Details about the most important tools in the program.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Create Text Inside a Shape with Photoshop CS6 - Learn how to create text that takes on the shape into which it is typed. Perfect for controlling layout or making designs for posters and similar projects.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Create Text Filled with a Photograph in Photoshop - Make interesting and exciting text that is filled with a photograph. Great artistic effects possible with this technique.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Create Text that Follows a Path (such as a shape) with Photoshop CS6 - Create text that follows curves, waves, shapes (including rectangles and ovals) or other convoluted forms.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Building Curved Text with Photoshop CS6 - Create text that follows curves, waves, or other convoluted forms.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Photoshop CS6: Layers are Your Friends - Brief tips about using layers when editing images in Photoshop C6.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Adjust Shadows and Highlights to Rescue a Dark Photograph with Photoshop CS6 - If you have a photo in which the subject is too dark, this handout might be the solution for which you are looking. Discover how to lighten dark areas and improve your pictures.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Resizing Images for the Web with Photoshop CS6 - Tips on using Photoshop CS6 to resize images for Web applications.
Acrobat (PDF) format .

Creating Duotone Photographs with Photoshop CS6 - Discover how to create fascinating and artistic duotone photographs.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Creating Drop Shadows, Floating Objects, and Catalog Shots with Photoshop CS6 - Learn the step-by-step process for making custom drop shadows with Photoshop CS6.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Using Photoshop CS6 to Upsample an Image - Use a few easy steps to improve a low-resolution photograph. Useful when preparing an image for printing or enlarging.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Using Curves to Correct Colors in Photoshop CS6 - Discover how to use the Curves control panel to correct color properties and contrast in photographs.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Introduction to iPhoto - Learn how to create and edit slideshows.  Use audio input, transitions, and the Ken Burns effect. Once finished, make a movie.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Technical Tip: Image Resolutions for Digital Cameras, Scanners, and Printing- Overview of resolution settings for cameras, scanners, printers, the Web, and print purposes. Learn how to select the best resolution for your project.
Acrobat (PDF) format .

Transparent GIF Images Compared to Transparent PNG Images - Discover the differences between GIF images with transparent backgrounds and similar PNG images. See why most PNG images will usually look better.
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Ten Tips for Using Images on the Web - This tip sheet features ten short tips for Web page builders who intend to use images.
Acrobat (PDF) format .

Formats and Resolutions for the Web - Discusses which formats work on the Web and why. Also explains preferred resolutions and illustrates the differences.
Acrobat (PDF) format
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Missing Links in Web Pages - People who use WYSIWYG editors, such as Dreamweaver and Composer, sometimes discover that links have changes and images disappear. This tip sheet addresses this issue.
Acrobat
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Creating & Using Image files in iMovie - Learn how to capture a single frame from a video clip and turn it into a still image for use in an iMovie project or for use in another application.  Learn how to add image files to your video project and edit them.  Discover how to use images for a slide show that you may apply narration or audio clips.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Capture a screens-hot or record streaming video with Snapz Pro - Learn how to use Snapz Pro to capture screen shots and record streaming video on your Mackintosh.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Make a 'Zine - This is a Publisher file that allows you to insert content into "panels" so that the printed document can be folder into a small pamphlet.
Publisher format.

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